St. Pauli manager, Timo Schultz says he is gutted to lose attacker, Daniel Kofi Kyereh in the next month ahead but reveals that he is happy for the player.
Following his impressive run of form for his club side, Kyereh was named in Milovan Rajevac’s final 28-man squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on January 9.
The attacking midfielder has had a hand in 14 goals already this season for St. Pauli, who are gunning for Bundesliga promotion at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
The 25-year-old could miss up to four games for the Bundesliga 2 side should the Black Stars make it into the final stages of the AFCON.
His manager while revealing that he would have loved to keep the talented talisman, he also shared his admiration for the player’s involvement in the competition.
“As much as I am annoyed with us because we would, of course, like to have him here in the great games in January, I am so happy for him personally because it is, of course, an honor to be able to represent your own country, the country of your parents,“ Schultz said.
“I am assuming that he is not available to us,” says Schultz. Should Cameroon be declared a virus variant area, which would mean a quarantine obligation on return for Kyereh, “the situation would have to be reassessed. But I’m not assuming that at the moment.”
Ghana’s first game is against Morocco on January 10, before facing Gabon and Comoros in subsequent games.